Rieter Automotive Systems reportedly will close its factory in St. Joseph, MI, by the end of 2008. The drop in U.S. light-vehicle production is forcing the move, the company is quoted as saying. The plant employs about 50 people and produces heat shields and trunk and floor systems. Flow International Corp. will shutter a manufacturing plant in Burlington, ON, Canada, moving production of robotic waterjet cells and slitter systems to Jeffersonville, IN. Flow also plans to set up a new ...

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